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RARE SPECIAL ORDER WINCHESTER MODEL 1873 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 151721. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with extremely rare 32″ oct bbl, full magazine with two magazine bands, half nickel front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, forend cap & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate with trap. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter identifying this rifle, as found, with “plain polished stock”, received in warehouse June 11, 1883 and shipped next day to Order #12621. Extra length bbls on any Winchester, especially those over 30″ are very rare and seldom encountered in any configuration and are rarely found with high orig finish. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain 93-95% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and some minor spots of pitting; magazine tube is turning plum; receiver, lever & hammer retain 70-75% faded case colors, a little stronger in sheltered areas, turned silver over bottom & top; forend cap retains silvered case colors and the buttplate has turned dark. Wood is sound with usual handling & use nicks, scratches & dings with the buttstock retaining 92-94% strong, orig piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 75% bright orig piano varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44592 JR77 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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